A 23-year-old man who was stabbed in Tower Hamlets has died from his injuries.
The victim suffered multiple stab wounds while on St Paul’s Way on Sunday, according to police. His name has not been released by police but he was named on social media as Alom.
Officers who were called to the scene at 4.30pm found two men suffering from knife injuries and rushed them to hospital.
The brother of the dead victim had posted to social media, requesting the public to stop circulating the video of his death.
He told everyone his brother was not involved with drugs but was caught in a cross fire between two boys.
He said: “Alom died saving another life of the boy that was meant to get harmed. Alom died a hero.”
He is the 50th murder victim of London in 2019.
The injuries of the second victim, aged 25, are not believed to be life threatening.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “Violent crime in London is unacceptably high, and the Metropolitan Police Commissioner and I are doing everything in our power to crack down on violence and knife crime.
“The causes of violent crime are extremely complex and involve deep-seated problems – such as poverty, inequality, social alienation and a lack of opportunities for young people – that enforcement alone won’t solve and have been made much worse by huge Government cuts to the police and preventative services.”
Tufayel Miah, Police Sergeant, Custody Officer told ELL they will have an “increase in intelligence-led patrols targeting stop and search in areas of high risk for gang and youth violence”, to make London a safer place from knife crime.
Tower Hamlets police said due to further investigation, St Paul’s Way between Upper North Street and Burdett Road will remain closed.
Any witnesses or anyone with information should call police via 101 quoting CAD 5291/may26. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.